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This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Gibbons, D. and Singler, R.

Energywatch commissioned Inclusion to examine the level and quality of research evidence currently available concerning the coping strategies used to deal with fuel poverty that are employed by households deemed vulnerable by the government’s UK Fuel Poverty Strategy. These are defined as low...Read more

Harrington, B.E, Heyman, B., Merleau-Ponty, N., Stockton, H., Ritchie, N. and Heyman, A.

This paper presents findings from the qualitative arm of the Warm Homes Project, a programme of research concerned with the nature of fuel poverty, its alleviation and its relationship to family health. Much of the research into fuel poverty, which results from various combinations of low income...Read more

Mahoney, S. & Stockton, H.

In this study, prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action, we explored the effects of living in fuel-poor households on everyday life, the tactics that people deploy to try to cope with these, and some of the unintended...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.

The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.Read more

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J.

Fuel poverty in Scotland is currently measured using a definition based on the Boardman ‘10% of income’ conceptualisation of the condition. However, the definition and the metrics used to identify and target fuel poor households are now under review. What is needed is a reconceptualisation of...Read more